“yesterday I dared to struggle. today I dare to win.”
i’m proud of my country – it dared to do both.
today, as i walked downtown,
the kerrytown bells played ‘the star spangled banner’
church bells rang
farmers at the market chattered
people cheered, cried, laughed
fireworks shot off in yards
the air was light and it was electric.
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kamala harris, in the beginning
“A patriot is not someone who condones the conduct of our country whatever it does.
It is someone who fights every day for the ideals of the country, whatever it takes.”
– Kamala Harris – The Truths We Hold: An American Journey/2019
photo credit: la times, courtesy of kamala harris
aftermath of our afternoon trip down the river – 2020 style
what started out as a promising enterprise
full of air and up on top
waylaid by the first set of cascades
day’s lazy dreams dashed against the rocks
so quickly deflated
yet just as suddenly
floated back up
found a way
not as planned
this will always be remembered as the year that was
for so many reasons
that taught us how to make it to the end
safety vests strapped on and fingers crossed
even if we had to body surf our way through it
or borrow a raft now and then.
“there is even rhythm in being empty.”